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Global reach: WSPA celebrates 1,000 member societies

Jun 8, 2009
WSPA, the world’s largest alliance of animal welfare organizations, has grown to a total of 1,012 member societies. Together we are changing animals’ lives.

Egyptian pig cull: update and next steps

Jun 3, 2009
More than 28,000 people from over 120 countries joined WSPA in speaking out against the brutal treatment of pigs in Egypt. Sadly, the cull is now complete, but our work on animal welfare in Egypt continues.

Act now: Situation remains critical for Egypt’s pigs

May 27, 2009
Information from Cairo suggests that more than half the pig population has been culled, despite there being no proven link between pigs and swine flu transmission. WSPA fears that brutal culling methods continue.

Report exposes suffering at whale and dolphin attractions

May 21, 2009
As the summer travel season kicks into high gear and families begin making trips to watch performances by dolphins, orcas (killer whales), seals and sea lions in marine parks, the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) have issued the fourth edition of their in-depth report, The Case Against Marine Mammals in Captivity to educate tourists about the suffering that goes on behind the scenes.

Brutal pig slaughter in Egypt

May 19, 2009
Egyptian authorities are undertaking an unacceptably cruel assault on the pig population in Cairo. WSPA has written a strong letter to the Prime Minister of Egypt, calling for an end to the mass cull. Learn how you too can take action.

Take action: Protect the whaling ban, protect whales!

May 18, 2009
On June 22 over 80 governments will meet to decide the future of the world’s whales. More than 25 years after the global ban on commercial whaling was passed, these intelligent mammals are in danger once more.

Swine flu: WSPA disputes need for pig cull

May 13, 2009
Egypt is still culling pigs despite there being no known link between the recent outbreak of swine flu and pigs. News on the spread of swine flu continues to develop, but there have been no significant discoveries that directly concern pigs, pig farming or pork products.

Plans to resume New Zealand’s cruel live sheep trade

May 8, 2009
Negotiations to resume New Zealand’s live sheep trade with Saudi Arabia are underway following a ban on live exports for more than five years.

Victory for animal welfare: EU bans sale of seal products!

May 5, 2009
WSPA congratulates the EU on closing 27 national markets to products made from commercially slaughtered seals. This historic vote proves that public pressure works.

Halal guidelines to include animal welfare

Apr 22, 2009
In an unprecedented move, WSPA has been invited by the International Halal Integrity Alliance to produce draft animal welfare guidelines.

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